Inter-Christian relations

25.08.2016 17:55

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences to the President of Italian Bishops’ Conference over earthquake in central Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences to the President of Italian Bishops’ Conference over earthquake in central Italy Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed condolences to the President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Angelo Cardinal Bagnasco, over the earthquake in central Italy.
21.08.2016 8:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets the head of Armenian Apostolic Church with his 65th birthday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets the head of Armenian Apostolic Church with his 65th birthday The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent a message of greetings to His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on his 65th birthday.
21.08.2016 8:43

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians on his 65th birthday

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians on his 65th birthday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church with his 65th birthday.
02.08.2016 13:56

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attend World Youth Day events in Krakow

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attend World Youth Day events in Krakow On July 24, 2016, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of the Archbishop of Krakow Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church led by Metropolitan Isidore of Smolensk and Roslavl arrived in Krakow for the 21st…
30.07.2016 2:12

Representatives of Russian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia hold talks in Ljubljana

Representatives of Russian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia hold talks in Ljubljana The hierarchs noted the fruitful development of relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church.
26.07.2016 19:27

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over attack on a church and murder of a Catholic priest in Rouen suburb

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over attack on a church and murder of a Catholic priest in Rouen suburb His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has extended condolences over the seizure of hostages and murder of Catholic priest Jacques Hamel in Rouen suburb in northern France.
26.07.2016 19:20

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray In a message to the Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, expressed condolences over the death of Catholic priest Jacques Hamal in the hands of terrorists at the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in northern France.
23.07.2016 20:07

Festive night devoted to Metropolitan Hilarion’s 50th birthday

Festive night devoted to Metropolitan Hilarion’s 50th birthday On July 22, 2016, a festive night devoted to the 50th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) and chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission, took…
16.07.2016 20:01

15th Russian-German Forum of Civil Societies “Petersburg Dialogue”

15th Russian-German Forum of Civil Societies “Petersburg Dialogue” The Churches in Europe working group held a meeting as part of the forum on the theme “The Role of Youth in Forming the Future of Society and Churches in Russia and Germany”.
08.07.2016 10:27

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of Urbi et Orbi Catholic foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of Urbi et Orbi Catholic foundation On July 7, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with a delegation the Catholic foundation Urbi et Orbi led by Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor-in-chief of the Inside the Vatican magazine, at the DECR.
07.07.2016 19:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of the Coptic Church over the murder of priest Rafael Moussa

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of the Coptic Church over the murder of priest Rafael Moussa His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expressed his compassion and support to the relatives and spiritual children of Father Rafael.
22.06.2016 23:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s letter on the occasion of the terrorist attack in Qamishli

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s letter on the occasion of the terrorist attack in Qamishli His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to His Holiness Mar Ignatios Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the terrorist attack at Al-Qamishli in Syria.
03.06.2016 11:32

The St. Petersburg Russian-German forum’s working group ‘Churches in Europe’ meet in Hamburg

The St. Petersburg Russian-German forum’s working group ‘Churches in Europe’ meet in Hamburg The Churches in Europe working group of the Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Forum’s met for its regular session on May 30-31, 2015, in Hamburg.
23.05.2016 22:00

Reception at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour takes place on the occasion of the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Reception at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour takes place on the occasion of the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill A reception on the occasion of the forthcoming Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was held at the refectory chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
20.05.2016 18:17

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR A meeting of the Board of the founding Churches of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee (CICC) met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) in Moscow on May 20, 2016.
20.05.2016 18:07

First meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East takes place in Moscow

First meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East takes place in Moscow On 18 May 2016, the first meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.
19.05.2016 19:47

Grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations takes place

Grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations takes place On 19 May 2016, a grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) took place at the ‘Danilovsky’ hotel complex in Moscow.
20.04.2016 19:29

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations delivers lecture at the Moscow Theological Academy

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations delivers lecture at the Moscow Theological Academy On 20 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered a lecture in the assembly hall of the Moscow Theological Academy, in which he focused on the meeting that had taken place between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in…
16.04.2016 23:41

Holy Synod regards unia as running sore in Orthodox-Catholic relations

Holy Synod regards unia as running sore in Orthodox-Catholic relations At its session on April 16, 2016 in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church heard a report of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No. 2).
16.04.2016 23:37

Holy Synod points to historic nature of meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Havana and approves their Joint Statement

Holy Synod points to historic nature of meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Havana and approves their Joint Statement At its session on April 16, 2016, in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, heard His Holiness’s report on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No.…
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